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take to the hustings

To campaign, with an emphasis on delivering political speeches. A "hustings" was the platform on which candidates were nominated to British Parliament through the mid-19th century. If you want to be voted onto city council, you need to take to the hustings and talk to the people.
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HUSTINGS Richard Leonard won the day as Sarwar, right, was made to look weak
EeAo hustings events have been created, with the aim of increasing political empowerment, engagement, and education across the tri-borough area in London.
Elin Jones said she was going into a three weeks of party hustings 'with a stronger team'.
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I AM not aware of any hustings held in the various wards in Cardiff, prior to the Cardiff County Council elections other than the one organised by the Llandaff Society, for Llandaff.
A HUSTINGS of Colne Valley General Election candidates is taking place.
At a hustings event yesterday, Smith vowed to step aside if Eagle wins the backing of more Labour MPs when nominations close tomorrow.
THE race for the Tory leadership took a bitter new twist as Justice Secretary Michael Gove was confronted at election hustings about a text apparently from his campaign team to supporters of Theresa May which appears to urge them to vote tactically to block Andrea Leadsom from reaching the final two.
AHEAD of May's Assembly election a hustings about the future of arts and the creative industries will be held in Cardiff.
AMID all the talk of election hustings and cries for greater democracy in the business of running Birmingham, the only real step towards genuine public accountability has been the announcement of a metro mayor to run the Greater Birmingham region from 2017.
Coun Holbrook (Stockland Green) said: "I'm really happy to take part in the hustings.
IT'S a long road to the top job - candidates have been attending meetings and hustings across the country in their bid to woo Labour members to vote for them.
RE Labour's town hall hustings (14/07/15) Like George Dunning's wonderment that only Andy Burnham, one of four contenders for the Labour leadership, attended the recent hustings, I couldn't help think this was indeed a political snub by the other contenders.
And they will have to answer questions at a hustings event in a North East seat where Labour failed to do well.